Audi A4

Audi A4

  The Audi A4 is an entry level luxury sedan from the German automaker that is currently in its fourth generation. Introduced in 1994 with a four door saloon as well as a five door Avant model with the wagon only 2000 RS4 sitting at the top of the heap with a Biturbo 2.7 Liter V6 that made 375 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque. The A4 was redesigned with a few new bloated body lines in 2001, this allowed the way for a 4.2 Liter V8 making 339 HP and 302 lb-ft of torque to go under the S4's hood while the car would accele3rate from 0 to 60 MPH in under 5 seconds. In 2005 the A4 was redesigned once again with more aggressive curves and the S4 was powered by the same V8 as before except that a new RS4 with FSI technology making 420 HP. The A4's current shape came in 2008 with a refreshing of the entire line. In order to accommodate fuel economy issues, the high output S4 will be powered by a smaller supercharged V6.

Audi today announced US pricing for the 2009 A4 sedan and Avant. The company will start deliveries in September 2008, with the following prices: $32,700 for the sedan version and $34,500 for the Avant version.

The Audi A4 sedan can be equipped with either the all-new 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder engine or the 3.2 FSI V6 engine. The 2.0 TFSI engine can be configured for front-wheel drive or with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. The 3.2 FSI is offered exclusively in the sedan and with the quattro all-wheel-drive system and a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The A4 Avant will be equipped with the 2.0 TFSI engine and the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

New for 2009, the 2.0 TFSI engine features more horsepower (211 hp) and significantly more torque (258 lb.-ft.) than the engine it replaces. Rated at 21 miles per gallon city and 27 mpg highway, the 2.0 TFSI engine delivers better fuel economy, and when compared to the all-wheel-drive versions, better 0-to-60 miles per hour acceleration than the key German and Asian competitors in the segment.

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For those who want to obtain optimum performance for their Audi A4 Avant , Eibach offers a various suspension components. The firs step is the installation of the Eibach Pro-Kit Performance Springs or the stiffer Sportline Sport Springs. Then the Pro-Spacer Aluminum-Wheel-Spacers increases the track width while the Pro-Street-S Stainless Coil-Over Suspension System offers not just better handling but alsi a height adjustment. And of course, all the parts are TÜV-certified.

According to the German magazine Automobilwoche, Audi might built A4 sedan and the midsized Q5 SUV here in USA. Audi planners say a volume of 50,000 to 80,000 vehicles is necessary to justify U.S. production. "The example of BMW BMW shows that a local factory helps a company capture the market," said Juergen Pieper, an analyst with Bankhaus Metzler.

Production would take place at Volkswagen’s planned new factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that will have capacity to build up to 200,000 units a year. In studying the case for the U.S. plant, Volkswagen Volkswagen had originally considered building the VW Touareg, Audi Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne Porsche Cayenne SUVs there. They are all on the same platform. But Porsche has rejected U.S. production. "There is absolutely no consideration being given to the production of vehicles in the U.S.," a Porsche source said. "There is no supplier base with appropriate capabilities for Porsche."

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For all the tuning fans but also for those who love German cars, the Swiss tuning company unveiled its new customization programme for the Audi A4 (B8).

2008 Audi A4 by Caractere

The new kit consists in a re-designed front bumper, side sills, a new trunk spoiler and a re-designed rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and double pupe exhaust system. According to the manufacturer the body kit comes with a warranty of 5 years. No words about the price yet!

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In order to update the looks of your Audi A4 Cabrio , Hofele, the well-known tuning company, unveiled their RS4 front bumper which updates the old A4 B6 8H Cabrio to the new A4 B6 8H Cabrio. According to the manufacturer the front bumper can be combined with the S4, RS4 silver and RS4 black front grill.

Hofele updates Audi A4 Cabrio with RS4 look

Made of high-quality material PKG, the front bumper from Hofele comes already painted and it can easily integrate OEM components like the parking sensors, headlights washing system and the fog lights. Additionally, the tuner offers also a light package consisting in a pair of LED day driving lights with five LEDs.

In an efficiency drive through Austria and Switzerland an Audi A4 2.0 TDI achieved an average fuel consumption of 3.32 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (70.85 US mpg). This equates to CO2 emissions of 88 grams per kilometer (141.62 g/mile).

The 2.0 TDI engine delivers 120 hp. The car was driven for 22 hours on average with an average speed of between 73 and 80 km/h (45.36 and 49.71 mph).

The winning team needed just 3.32 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (70.85 US mpg). This equates to CO2 emissions of only 88 grams per kilometer (141.62 g/mile) – an outstanding figure at an average speed of 74.6 km/h (46.35 mph).

Powerful dynamism, stamina and endurance are just as important in sport as out on the road. To be successful, you need to use your energy as efficiently as possible: On June 23, eleven white Audi A4 2.0 TDI models took to the start in the efficiency competition organized by Audi and Auto Bild. To stand a chance of winning, however, the teams have to complete the total distance of over 1,650 kilometers (1,025.26 miles) with an average fuel consumption of under four liters (over 58.80 US mpg).

The Audi A4 with the new two-liter TDI engine and an output of 88 kW (120 hp) provides ideal conditions for fuel-efficient driving: With a combined consumption figure of just 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers (46.12 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of only 134 grams per kilometer (215.65 g/mile), the efficiency of the sportiest midsize sedan is simply outstanding. At the same time, the A4 is always capable of bringing the impressive dynamism that distinguishes every Audi onto the road.

However, participants in the Audi efficiency competition must significantly better even these impressive combined consumption figures. After all, as in any contest all that matters is the result – in this case the lowest fuel consumption.

The Audi S4 is ready for the market launch, and this latest spy shots prove that we are right. The S4, sedan version, will make its world debut this autumn at the Paris Auto Show. The station wagon version will be launched at a later date, and the first prototypes are also on testings.

The V8 engine was dropped and replaced by a 3.0 liter V6 TFSI-engine, both turbo and direct injection, that delivers around 330 hp (there are rumors also saying there will be a 350 hp version.) The engine will be mated to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox.

The new 3.0 TFSI engine makes its debut in the S4, and starting 2010 will be used in S5, and a detuned version that will produce around 300 hp will be used for the A6 and A7.


Audi announced today that year-to-date car sales of its sedan and sports car models for 2008 rose to a total of 30,767, a 7.5% increase over last year’s figures. Audi claimed a growing share of the luxury auto market, 6.8% in May, thanks to strong sales of the A4 , A4 Cabriolet and TT models , with robust sales in key markets.

With growth throughout the year, Audi car sales contrast sharply with weaker sales among other luxury automakers weighed down by economic volatility and rising fuel costs. While German luxury automakers BMW BMW and Mercedes Mercedes -Benz posted year-to-date declines or only nominal (less than 1%) growth, respectively, in passenger car sales, Audi car sales into early summer grew consistently over the corresponding five months in 2007. Audi’s strong showing in May earned it its highest share of the luxury auto market so far this year.

“In a tough market, luxury buyers are retreating from legacy prestige and putting increased value on style, performance and fuel economy — progressive elements that define Audi’s ‘new luxury,’” said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president, Audi of America.

What is the new Audi A4? It is a car that gives you new feelings every time you get behind the wheel, a car that offers the best driving pleasure; a bad boy that makes people turn their heads every time you are in the neighborhood, but in the same time a car that is capable of offering enough space and security for your entire family. And to summarize in just few words: a car that deserves the four-circle logo.

Audi A4

The Audi A4 made its world debut last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show and on the US market will be available starting fall 2008. It will be offered with two powerful engines, both on gasoline. One will be the 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine that delivers 211 hp and one the turbocharged 3.2 FSI V6 that delivers 265 hp. The A4 will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 6.3 seconds and will hit a top speed of 130 mph (electronically limited).

First unveiled in 1994, the A4 was a car with many lacks. Is true it was a quality car, but buyers would always prefer its greater competition: the BMW 3-Series. But it seems that the new generation comes to say “enough is enough”: with new look, new technology, new interior and many gadgets that makes the driving more pleasant and offers best security, the A4 is for the first time a car that stands in front of its competitors with no fear.

Audi A4

Compared to its predecessor, the designers tweaked the proportions into a new sporty ratio. The front overhang was shortened, and the hood and the wheelbase were extended visibly. The new A4 measures 4.70 meters (15.42 feet), nearly 12 centimeters (4.6 inches) more than its predecessor. The body also documents the advances: It is significantly stiffer and safer than its predecessor, while, at the same time, dropping about 10 percent of its weight thanks to intelligent lightweight steel construction.

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